ISBE Prevention Initiative Funded Programs

Please continue to check the ISBE website to access information regarding the Prevention Initiative Early Childhood Block Grant Request for Proposals (RFP). Two webinars related to the FY2018 Early Childhood Block Grant are available. You can view the webinars via the links below:

 Questions regarding the Request for Proposals can be emailed to


A Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal MUST be submitted by February 28, 2017, by all entities which intend to apply for the FY18 Prevention Initiative Birth to 3 Years electronic Request for Proposal (RFP).

Questions regarding the Intent to Submit survey can be emailed to

Parent Educator Re-certification

Parents as Teachers (PAT) model certified subscriptions run on an annual cycle that ends on Sept. 30, 2016. Please renew all parent educator certifications before they expire in order to continue to have access to the online Foundational Curriculum.

Ounce Institute

Please remind all new staff to register on the Ounce Institute’s professional development website. Once enrollment is confirmed and approved, staff will receive an email containing account login information. They will then be able to register online for Ounce Institute professional development sessions.

Affiliate Updates

Please continue to check the Affiliate Updates featured under the Quick Links on the Parents as Teachers Home Page.  Here you will find the most current updates for affiliate programs.

Affiliate Performance Report

The Affiliate Performance Report 2015-2016 is Now Available in Paper Form The finalized copy of the 2015-2016 Affiliate Performance Report (APR) is now available. A few additional changes have been made to the APR for this program year including:

Please direct any question on the APR to

Updating Program Information

Remember to update your affiliate program Information and create a profile for new staff in the Parents as Teachers (PAT) National portal as soon they are hired. Creating a profile is the first step to register new parent educators for PAT trainings and set them up to receive email from Parents as Teachers (PAT) National. Please keep your portal account up-to-date by logging into the portal, then go to My Profile > View/Edit Profile. Affiliate administrators can log in and go to My Tools > Affiliate Administrator > Affiliate Info to update affiliate contact information and remove staff no longer employed with their program.